Time To Change Course!

By MERLE BUSHKIN With all due respect to the good intentions of Congress, HHS, CMS, ONC and their dedicated advisors, they are pursuing — and for years have pursued — the wrong approach to achieve medical record interoperability. Endless studies, reports and anecdotal...

This is Not Health Care

By HANS DUVEFELT We use the word health rather loosely in America today. Especially the expression health care, whether you spell that as one word or two, is almost an oxymoron. Health is not simply the absence of disease, even less the pharmaceutical management of...

Is there a Julie Yoo fallacy?

By MATTHEW HOLT Andreesen Horowitz’s digital heath investor Julie Yoo has been building quite the theory of the present and future of health tech. I am going to try to write up a longer response to her but first, please view her presentation on the New Tech Stack for...

THCB Gang Live Episode 38

Episode 38 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, Jan 14. You can see it below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) was joined by regulars: medical historian Mike Magee @drmikemagee, policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis), Consumer advocate & CTO...

The Cost of Free Speech

By KIM BELLARD Well, you’d have to say that the past week has been interesting.  It’s not every week that Joe Biden “officially” won the 2021 election, again, as Congress certified the election results.  It’s not every century when the U.S. Capitol is overrun by...